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Carnegie Medals go to Anthony Doerr, Bryan Stevenson
Anthony Doerr has been awarded the Carnegie Medal for Fiction for his bestselling novel "All the Light We Cannot See." Bryan Stevenson was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction for his book on his experience with inequities in the American criminal justice system, "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption." Carnegie Medal winners each receive $5,000.
By Los Angeles Times
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A PRESENT TO THE FANDOM: VIP PASSES

Hey guys! So I thought it would be super awesome to cheer up the dash as
well as give back to the fandom that has done so, so much for me. In true
Claire fashion, I wanted to give you all something you can keep on your
computers, blogs, sidebars– and then customize them for whatever you
want to use them for! Print it out, hang ‘em up, wear it as a shirt–

                because you are now all official owners of a
              JURASSIC WORLD VIP PASS

Put your own name or URL on the back by using this PSD! Just please keep
the credit on there, I worked very hard on them! I hope everyone enjoys their
new passes. Thank you for being absolutely incredible to me.

                                                             xoxo Amy

Want to win sweet prizes like this [Gavin Screaming] T-shirt AND help a member of the RT community?

Press this link and hit that big fat “Donate” button on the sidebar!

After you've done that, message me here with how many of your donate dollars you want to use on this raffle item! Each dollar you donate goes right to Willow (check her story out here) and you could win some sweet stuff!

But watch out! On May 13th, this item will be GONE! However, there will be new prizes EVERY WEEK until July 8th, so save up those raffle tickets for something better if you want!

Even if you can't donate, spread the word! Reblog this post or make your own, I don’t care! Just help get the word out to every RT fan on this site!

❅ Welcome to finding-n3mo’s 2014 Christmas Tumblr Awards! 

Rules:

Winners:

  • 12 Drummers Drumming (Random):
  • 11 Pipers Piping (Best Non-Quality):
  • 10 Lords a Leaping (Best Mine Page):
  • 9 Ladies Dancing (Best Christmas URL):
  • 8 Maids a Milking (Best URL):
  • 7 Swans a Swimming (Best Christmas Icon):
  • 6 Geese a Laying (Best Icon):
  • 5 Golden Rings (Best Christmas Sidebar):
  • 4 Calling Birds (Best Sidebar):
  • 3 French Hens (Best Christmas Theme):
  • 2 Turtle Doves (Best Theme):
  • Partridge in a Pear Tree (My Favourite):
  • Santa Clause (Gold):
  • Mrs. Clause (Silver):
  • Elf (Bronze):

Prizes:

  • Inboxed DBR (detailed blog rate), BR (blog rate) & BA (blog advice)
  • Solos to 9k+ active followers!
  • Reblog your uploads (for best mine page winner)
  •  Solos for a week (for gold, silver, bronze winners & my favourite)

This post must get 75+ notes, if not then this won’t happen.

I’ll be picking the winners the week before Christmas, I’ll announce the actual date of when I’ll be picking the winners so don’t worry.

Happy reblogging, and wish you the best of luck!

Summer Join the Blizzard Contest!

WINTERIANSSSSSS!

Summer is HERE! Bring on the heat! Bring on the sun! BRING ON THE PRIZES!

Some of you may have noticed the ICE LIKE FIRE Character Profiles I’ve been posting over the past few months, introducing you all to the crazy kingdoms you’ll come to meet in SNOW LIKE ASHES’ sequel. Well, all that info will now come in handy, as the Summer Join the Blizzard contest is a QUIZ!

No, it’ll be fun! I promise! And, better still, it’ll be EASY!

Behold: here is all the information you will need to pass this quiz with flying colors. Every correct answer gets you an entry into the contest. Plus, there are a few non-question entries – the typical Twitter follow, Tumblr reblog, etc. EASY PEASY.

But what are you working so hard for??

Why, none other than the FIRST and ONLY signed and ANNOTATED ARC of ICE LIKE FIREEEEE.

That’s right, lovelies – this will be the ONLY annotated ARC of ICE LIKE FIRE. There will be another annotated finished copy, but as far as ARCs go, this is it. UNIQUE. SPECIAL. RARE. It is all those things and more.

Plus, you’ll win swag along with your piece of the SLA Blizzard, as per usual. 

Contest runs June 19-July 2, with the winner announced July 3. Open internationally. 

GO, GO, GO!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Competition 2015

The theme is;

Modern day fairy tales

We’re looking for fairy tales with a modern flavour- we’re talking sassy heroines saving the prince (or sassy heros saving their prince), evil faeries, good witches, and psychic werewolves here people. Open your minds and give us the best you’ve got in 3,000 words or less. 

A side note though; avoid the harmful tropes and stereotypes so common in old fairy stories or face the wrath of the resident warlock.

The closing date is the 31st of October 2015, and the three winners will get a notebook to keep all their devilish ideas in along with the customary proofread and editorial.

As before please submit your work with a contact email address, the title, and the name you wish to have published with it (if you don’t want to use your username), and be prepared to give a shipping address!

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50 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY

Included will be:

·         One glass jar

·         Two small glass vials with cork

·         One coconut shell

·         One incense burner

·         20 count Myrrh incense  (not pictured)

·         20 count Red Currant incense (not pictures)

·         5 count incense of my choosing (not pictured)

·         One sage smudge stick

·         One bunch of dried rosemary

·         Four Crystal Quartz

·         One Rock Quartz

·         One (small) Hematite

·         One Tigers Eye

·         One tumbled Amethyst

·         One (small) black bag for storing crystals

Rules: Reblogs and likes count. No GiveAway blogs Will be eligible to win. Please do not tag with “give away”, or the post may be removed. You MUST be following in order to win (this is A thank you to all my followers). Winner will be selected by a random number generator on April 22nd, exactly one month from today. Have fun and good luck!

#10DaysOfAllIKnowNow

Terms & Conditions:  
This is a prize draw to win one of ten All I Know Now super fan bundles including:

1 x All I Know Now mug 
1 x All I Know Now tote bag 
1 x All I Know Now necklace by the Literary Emporium 
1 x hardback signed copy of All I Know Now 

  1. To enter, please tweet a photo of yourself with your copy of All I Know Now using the hashtag #10daysofalliknownow.  Please note that only you should be visible in your photo and it should not include any other persons. 
  2. Each day one winner will be selected at random from the entries received that day in accordance with these terms and conditions by Carrie Hope Fletcher, whose selection will be final. 
  3. The winners may see their names posted on the Little, Brown website and possibly other websites and Twitter accounts owned and/or operated by Little, Brown Book Group. 
  4. There is no purchase necessary to enter.  
  5. The prize draw opens at 02.00 pm BST on 1st May 2015 and closes at 10.59 pm BST on 10th May 2015.  Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition.  
  6. Entries for each day must be received after 5.59 pm BST the previous day (or after 2.00 pm BST on 1st May 2015 in respect of the draw taking place on that date) and before 6.00 pm BST on the day the draw is to take place.  The draw will take place each day after 6.00 pm BST from 1st May to 10th May 2015 (inclusive) and the winner for that day will be published before 11.00 pm BST on the day of the draw on the @LittleBrownUK @CarrieHFletcher Twitter accounts. By way of example: Entries received after 5.59 pm BST on 4th May 2015 and before 6.00 pm BST on 5th May 2015 will be entered into the draw taking place after 6.00 pm BST on 5th May 2015.  The winner of this draw will be announced before 11.00 pm BST on 6th May 2015. 
  7. Following the prize draw each day, the winner of that day’s draw will be contacted by direct mail on Twitter and asked to provide their postal address for delivery of their prize.  Your contact information will only be used in connection with the administration of this competition and will not be used for any other purpose. 
  8. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 14 or over in the UK except employees of Little, Brown, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families.   
  9. By entering this prize draw you are confirming that you are aged 14 or over and, if you are under 18, you have consent from your parent or guardian to do so.  If you are one of our winners we may ask for contact details for your parents or guardian in order to verify your age before issuing your prize. 
  10. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk. 
  11. Little, Brown is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed. 
  12. Little, Brown reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice.  No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided. 
  13. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
  14. This competition is being organised by Little, Brown Book Group, 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DY. 
  15. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
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Carol Beadle won the MVPA award for best styling for the killers Mr. Brightside video. The MVPA Awards spotlights excellence in all areas of music video production. In 2005 the killers were nominated for the MTV video music award categories best group video, best rock video and won the category:Best New Artist In A Video.
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DeSoto ISD Launches Online Pre-Registration for the 7th Annual Back to School Fair

DeSoto ISD is offering student pre-registration for backpacks and supplies for the 2015 Back to School Fair! Students who were enrolled in the district in the 2014-15 school year can pre-register for this year’s event starting July 1 through July 19. The simple online form will send them an auto-reply email with their voucher for the event which takes place August 8.

Want to sign up in person? Come to the two-day pre-registration on Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Belt Line Conference Center, 200 E. Belt Line Road.

Then bring your voucher to the only Back to School Fair with free immunizations by Dallas County Health and Human Services, plus tons of food, fun, games, prizes and so much more!

The DeSoto ISD Back to School Fair will be held at DeSoto High School, 600 Eagle Drive, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 8. Backpacks and supplies are only for current DeSoto ISD students, however all area students can receive free shots and other available resources.

“This is the premier event in south Dallas County for immunizations,” said Zachary Thompson, director of DCHHS. “DeSoto ISD invites families to one-stop sho, if you will, for all their back to school needs, and they do it right with a family fun atmosphere.”

The expanded resource fair areas will include more community and district tables including free digital IDs for children, spirit wear for families, tutoring opportunities, curriculum information, Council of PTAs sign-ups, and much more! 

Major sponsors for the 2015 event include Solar Turbines, Walmart Distribution Center, and Back of DeSoto. 

Are you, or a business you know, interested in setting up a vendor table, sponsoring the event or volunteering? Contact DeSoto ISD Student Support Services at 972-274-8212 ext. 214 for more information.

3000 follower give-away!

We promised you a give-away, so here it is! We’ve reached the hallowed 3,000-follower mark, and you could win all of the above!

To enter, simply Reblog this and add a RuneScape-based image. Be creative! Our favourite will be the winner.

You have until Monday! Good luck!

3K Followers = 3 Weeks of Freebies!

In homage of our 3,000 follower mark, we at CommanDollar are presenting you all with a WONDERFUL opportunity to win prizes!

Eligibility Requirements:

You MUST follow CommanDollar on Tumblr.

You MUST be a Magic: the Gathering player.

You MUST be awesome. Sorry, this is a 100% necessity. 

Here’s how to play: 

1. I will be posting a Magic-related question and a keyword on the next three Saturdays. Answer the question. use the keyword somewhere in your answer.

2. I will stop accepting answers at 11:59PM EST the following Sunday night.

3. Using a random choice generator, I will choose three responses: one to be the primary winner and two as back-up in case that user does not respond. You will not be notified of runner-up status unless you are needed to protect your privacy.

Contest Dates: 

Saturday, March 21 10AM – Sunday, March 22 11:59PM
Saturday, March 28 10AM – Sunday, March 29 11:59PM
Saturday, April 4 10AM – Sunday, April 5th 11:59PM

When you win:

Post an image of your prize under “#CommanDollar” and “#Magic the Gathering”.

Thank Cara/CommanDollar/Jesus/Emrakul for the opportunity.

In the meantime, reblog this post. 

That way other people know about the opportunity!

Love Always, 

Your Friendly Neighborhood /Cara

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This video explains the raffles I will be doing for my fundraiser. The fundraiser can be found here: www.gofundme.com/

I will be raffling off all kinds of things, but there are five major prizes that anyone who donates is eligible to win. They are as follows:

1. $5,000 Mark Prize - Day Pass to RTX 2016
2. $10,000 Mark Prize - Weekend Pass to RTX 2016
3. $20,000 Mark Prize - Two Day Passes to RTX 2016
4. $40,000 Mark Prize - Two Weekend Passes to RTX 2016
5. $90,000 Grand Prize - Weekend Pass to RTX 2016 & a $2,000 Voucher for airplane tickets.

If you win the Grand Prize and you live in the US we will give you a voucher for the cost of the plane tickets, but if the tickets are less than $2,000 then the excess amount will be given in the form of a gift card that you can then use in any way you wish.

There are lots of other items I will be raffling off. Every two weeks I will have a raffle. I will post a video detailing the prize on a Monday (first one starts on May 4th, 2015), and will do the drawing two weeks from that day (so the first drawing will be May 18th, 2015).

For every dollar you donate you get a raffle ticket. You can use the raffle tickets for any of the raffles that you wish. You’ll have to contact me via RT, Twitter, or Facebook to let me know how many of your tickets you’d like to use toward that weeks raffle item.

For example:
Lets say you donated $5 today. Next Monday on May 4th I announce the raffle item, and you want to try to win it. All you have to do is message me and say “This was my donation amount, this is my first name, I want to use 3 tickets of my 5 for this raffle.”

Simple, right? There is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy, because every donation is needed. The only limit is on how many items you can win. If you win three raffle items you are no longer allowed to participate in a raffle, and any unused tickets will remain unused.

I am doing that only because I wish it to remain fair for all participating. If you win one of the tier prizes listed above then you are no longer able to participate in any of the following tier raffles. You can still participate in the other ones, though.

So, if you want to keep up on the items being raffled please subscribe to my youtube channel, and/or follow me on here. The first raffle item will be Star Wars related as it will start on May 4th, and May the 4th be with you all!

Please spread the word. If you have questions feel free to message me.

Hey it’s the one day a month that I wear lipstick! (for when I send kisses, secret notes, and original artwork to all my beloved patrons who support Kimchi Cuddles with monthly donations, and enable me to continue my passion of making comics!  Thank you so much! <3

If you love Kimchi Cuddles too, check out ways to support the comic, or spread this link! https://www.patreon.com/kimchicuddles